Steve Volk

Transforming the Child Welfare Narrative

Steve Volk currently serves as a Stoneleigh Fellow with Resolve Philly. In this role, he is working towards transforming the way the child welfare system is reported on, by deepening the media narrative and elevating solutions to create a more just and effective approach to child well-being.

Steve is a 20-year veteran Philadelphia journalist who has dedicated his career to telling the stories of excluded and under-resourced communities. For the past two years, he has led Resolve Philly’s Our Kids investigative reporting series, which focuses on Philadelphia’s child welfare system. He has garnered local and national attention for his writing on racial disproportionality and elevating the needs of older youth in foster care. His byline has been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, Billy Penn, Philadelphia Weekly, The Washington Post, and Rolling Stone.

Steve holds a BA in English from the University of Florida.

Stoneleigh Fellow

2022 – 2025

Resolve Philly


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